On February 27, award-winning violinist Emanuele de Biase will present works from his new project, "Bach to the People," at the Church of the Ascension in New York in support of the Ali Forney Center. The concert will feature three sonatas from Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin — a cornerstone "Bach to the People".
The Ali Forney Center is the largest organization helping LGBTQ homeless youth in the United States. By managing and developing transitional housing, AFC helps approximately 1,400 young people every year, most between the ages of 16 and 24. Named after Ali Forney, a gender-nonconforming youth who was murdered in New York in 1997, the Ali Forney Center is located in 15 buildings across the city. In 2017, the Center provided 124 beds a night for homeless LGBT youth. In addition, AFC runs a drop-in center offering a range of services, including help applying for housing, case management, and access to free health care.